to get my son to LISTEN, i make sure i have his full attention, if that means turning off tv, taking away toys, it happens. i also talk calmly to him, hold his hands and look him in the eye. if he is acting up and doesnt do as told, he gets a time out or spanking depending on whats going on. tantrums will happen, but keep your cool, its hard but try counting to 10, and punish consistantly or it will not work! you will not see a change over night but in time it will help.
at 10:02 PM on Mar. 6, 2011